Louis XIV table with floral marquetry
in the manner of Pierre Gole (1620-1684)
Adorned with flower arrangements on the plateau (surrounded by a bronze mold) – on three sides, on the feet, with a simple veneer at the back it opens with a large drawer.
Louis XIV Style
H. 31,8 in. ; W. 37,4 in. ; D. 22,8 in.
With an undeniable decorative effect, this table made around 1850 will immerse you in the great French taste of the seventeenth century. It could be completed by a pair of gilded wood armchairs of the same style and would be well endure a mythological bronze group or – according to the tastes, a large vase in blue and white Delft porcelain, recalling the origins of the cabinetmaker. Used in office or in a room we imagine it easily with a candlestick and an inkwell of the same style accompanying a tortoiseshell casket and – top of luxury, an object of curiosity or a very beautiful coat of arms binding…
This table, presented in his original state, can be restored in our workshop.
Cabinetmaker born in Bergen (Holland) in 1620 he will be trained in the workshop of his father Adriaan Garbrand then arrives in France where he works for Cardinal Mazarin before obtaining a royal protection. From 1656 he is described as “king ebony master carpenter”. His workshop is at the Manufacture des Gobelins in Paris. From 1662 it will provide King Louis XIV and the Grand Dauphin for the royal castles several marquetry cabinets, tables, pedestal tables, chests and other pieces of furniture. He died in Paris in 1684.